You can apply for individual compensation from 5 August 2019 until 5 August 2020

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  • 1 Establishment
  • 2 Foundation
  • 3 Advisory process
  • 4 Decision
  • 5 Procedure

Agreement on the Establishment of the Committee

During the Second World War, the Dutch Railways (Nederlandse Spoorwegen or NS as it is commonly referred to), operated trains on behalf of the occupying forces. This is a dark chapter in the history of NS. Towards the end of November 2018, Holocaust survivor Salo Muller and NS CEO Roger van Boxtel jointly decided to set up a committee to examine how individual compensation could be provided for survivors and next of kin of those who were transported by NS to be taken to concentration or extermination camps.


Establishment of the foundation

The Committee on Individual Compensation for Victims of WWII Transport by NS was appointed in January 2019. The Committee is independent and focuses on how individual compensation could be provided for survivors and their next of kin. It is also responsible for the actual implementation of the scheme.


Advisory process

The Committee presented its advice to NS on 26 June 2019.



NS has adopted the Committee's recommendation. The Payment Scheme will explain when you are entitled to individual compensation, the amount of that compensation and what the course of the procedure is.



You can submit an application from 5 August 2019 until 5 August 2020. All the information needed to do so will be available under Application.